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Author Brown, Richard Danson,
Title The new poet : novelty and tradition in Spenser's Complaints / Richard Danson Brown.
Imprint Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, [1999]

Series Liverpool English texts and studies ; [31]
Liverpool English texts and studies ; 31.
Subject Spenser, Edmund, 1552?-1599. Complaints.
Complaint poetry, English -- History and criticism.
Description 1 online resource (x, 293 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-288) and index.
Contents Title Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction: 'Subject unto chaunge': Spenser's Complaints and the New Poetry; Part One: The Translations; 1: 'Clowdie teares': Poetic and Doctrinal Tensions in Virgils Gnat; 2: Forming the 'first garland of free Poësie' in France and England, 1558-91; Part Two: The Major Complaints; 3: The Major Complaints; 4: Poetry's 'liuing tongue' in The Teares of the Muses; 5: Cracking the Nut? Mother Hubberds Tale's Attack on Traditional Notions of Poetic Value; 6: 'Excellent device and wondrous slight': Muiopotmos and Complaints' Poetics.
Summary This gracefully written and well thought-out study deals with a neglected collection of poems by Spenser, which was issued in 1591 at the height of his career. While there has been a good deal written in recent years on two of the poems in the collection,?Mother Hubberd?s Tale? and?Muiopotmos?, Brown innovatively addresses the collection in its entirety. He urges us to see it as a planned whole with a consistent design on the reader: he fully acknowledges, and even brings out further, the heterogeneity of the collection, but he examines it nevertheless as a sustained reflection on the nature.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781846313660 (electronic bk.)
184631366X (electronic bk.)
0853238138 (paper)
9780853238133 (paper)
OCLC # 276226437
Additional Format Print version: Brown, Richard Danson. New poet. Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, ©1999 0853238030 9780853238034 (DLC) 99494968 (OCoLC)41309512